The 15th IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented System Engineering (SOSE 2021)

August 23 – August 26, 2021

Keble College, Oxford, UK

Service-Oriented Computing exploits services as the fundamental elements of computer-based systems. It has been applied to various areas and promotes fundamental changes to the way software systems are being analyzed, architected, designed, implemented, tested, evaluated, delivered, consumed, maintained and evolved. Consequently, a new paradigm of software and system engineering discipline, i.e. Service-Oriented Engineering, has emerged and advanced rapidly in the past decade. Among many remarkable milestones in the development of this new paradigm are the wide adoption of the Microservices architectural style supported by Docker and other container-based virtualisation techniques in the design of cloud native application in the industry, and the DevOps movement in the organisation of development process supported by automated tools for continuous testing, continuous integration and continuous delivery. Recent advances in service oriented computing, in particular Internet-of-Things, Industry 4.0, Edge and Fog computing, mobile and cloud computing combined with Big Data analytics, robotics, blockchain and decentralised ledger applications, and application of artificial intelligence and deep learning techniques, etc., have provided exciting opportunities to make significant progress in understanding and solving complex real-world challenges. Such challenges typically require a system-level approach that models a complex system at different levels of abstraction, helps to develop sound architectures for addressing separate system requirements and concerns, and integrates diverse sources of knowledge on the system’s components and their interactions. Therefore, the revolution of the software and system engineering paradigm brought by service-orientation is still unfolding, with each new technology development bringing new challenges and opportunities.

Starting from 2005, SOSE is a pioneering IEEE sponsored international conference devoted to the research in engineering service-oriented systems. It covers all aspects of service-oriented engineering from architectures, techniques, tools and languages to methodologies. Continuing the tradition of the last twelve editions of SOSE Symposia, the 15th SOSE intends to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange latest observations, insights, achievements and visions in Service-Oriented System Engineering. SOSE 2021 invites original submissions in all the areas of the system engineering and software engineering methods, techniques, tools, applications, and experiments for software services.

Topics Of Interest

Research papers should be written in English and be no more than 10 pages in length. The topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Track 1: Advanced Models for Service Engineering
    • Microservices architecture, deployment and management
    • Serverless Computing
    • DevOps and service engineering
    • Model-driven development of service-oriented systems
    • End-user development and mashup of software services
    • Lifecycle models, reusability, and scalability for services
    • Coordination and cooperation of services
    • Efficient scheduling of services
    • Services infrastructure for big data
    • Service ecosystem models and analytics
  • Track 2: Computing Environments and Virtualization
    • Container-based virtualization
    • Programming models, languages, tools and platforms
    • Architecture of Internet-based virtual computing environments
    • Large scale computing and analytics
  • Track 3: Methods, Languages & Tools for process-based SOC systems
    • Transboundary service innovation models
    • Business process integration, alignment & management in SOAs
    • Methods, languages & tools for building process-based SOC systems
    • Metrics and measurement of services, QoS, and QoE
    • Runtime verification, validation, monitoring
    • Dynamic service delivery, deployment and evolution
    • Service customization and personalization
    • Service mobility, scalability, elasticity, and security
    • Operation and governance for large-scale service-oriented systems
    • Adaptation, control and optimization in service-oriented systems
    • Modernization, migration, and servicetization of legacy systems
    • Service-oriented system engineering for large-scale analytics
    • Service-oriented engineering and clouds
  • Track 4: Service-based Cyber-Physical Systems
    • Edge computing and fog computing
    • Software and system engineering for CPS
    • REST APIs and services for CPS
    • Mobile services for CPS
    • System modelling and simulations
    • Data management for CPS
    • Dependable network and system architectures for CPS
  • Track 5: Intelligent Services for a Smart World
    • Smart home, smart office, smart city, smart industry
    • Intelligent services architectures and provisioning models
    • Smart systems programming models and methodologies
    • Swarm intelligence
    • Context-aware services
    • Nature-inspired intelligent services
    • Knowledge representation and reasoning
    • Quality of data (QoD)
    • Intelligent conversional bots
    • Deep learning services
  • Track 6: Social Networking Services
    • Location-based social networks
    • Human mobility modeling and mining
    • Recommendation systems for service computing
    • Human-centric sensing
    • Intelligent socially-aware and community-aware systems
    • Security, privacy, safety and legal issues
    • Event detection and predication in social networks
  • Track 7: Security Engineering for Service Systems
    • Security, dependability, and reliability
    • Trust, reputation and incentive mechanisms
    • Blockchain-enabled mechanisms and infrastructure

Important Dates

  • Paper submission:
    Apr 30, 2021
  • Author notification:
    Jun 20, 2021
  • Camera-ready submission and conference registration:
    Jul 15, 2021
  • Conference:
    Aug 23 – 26, 2021


General Chairs

  • Guido Wirtz , University of Bamberg, Germany
  • Stephan Reiff-Marganiec , School of Electronics, Computing and Maths, University of Derby UK

Program Chairs

  • Zhongjie Wang , Harbin Institute of Technology China
  • Guadalupe Ortiz Bellot, University of Cadiz, Spain

Local Organizing Chair

  • Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Publication Chair

  • Bedour Alshaigy , UK